Choosing the best school for your child

Leighton Park has won Senior School of the Year in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Awards 2023 and was also a finalist for Independent Senior School of the Year in the TES Schools Awards 2023. We are an independent day and boarding school in Reading, Berkshire for girls and boys 11-18 years.
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We challenge our students to imagine a better world. We then support them to develop the character, confidence and determination to be changemakers.

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  • A fully co-ed learning community built on kindness. A school that combines the best academic progress in Berkshire with award-winning personal development and sector-leading pastoral care
  • A prestigious IB World School, combining strong analytical skills with powerful creative habits of mind to enable our students to thrive in a fast-changing world.
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Top performing school in England

The UK Government's most recent analysis places Leighton Park as the best performing school in Berkshire for the academic progress achieved by our Sixth Form leavers. We are one of eight schools in England to have always been in the top 100.
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National leader for Pupil Personal Development

We won the ISA national award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development 2022. Our students gain confidence and a strong sense of purpose to achieve their potential.
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Multi Award-winning Pastoral care

Our leading pastoral care is underpinned by small tutor groups, first name terms, innovative use of technology and close support for students to develop a strong sense of self.
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Excellent in all areas - ISI Report

The Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) have awarded Leighton Park a ‘double excellent’ standard, the highest possible attainment for an independent school.
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Recent Awards

Independent Senior School of the Year 2023

Leighton Park won the prestigious Senior School of the Year award at the Indpendent Schools Association ISA Awards 2023. We were also a Finalist for the Award for Excellence in Sustainability in the same awards.
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Pastoral Development of the Year 2023

Leighton Park is a Finalist for the Pastoral Development of the Year Award 2023 with the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE). This is one of the most highly regarded awards in the education sector.
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Independent Senior School of the Year 2023

Leighton Park has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Independent Senior School of the Year’ award in the 2023 TES (Times Education Supplement) School Awards. This is one of the most sought after awards in education, recognising leading practice in the country’s top schools.
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Excellence in Pupil Personal Development 2022

Leighton Park won the national ISA Award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development. Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, CEO of ISA commented: "Leighton Park School inspires the changemakers of tomorrow with their values-based education. This is an ethos that runs throughout the whole school."
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Independent Schools Inspectorate

Excellent pupil and teacher relationships and the exemplary standards of pupil behaviour create the right environment to enable pupils to grow in self-confidence in preparation for the next stages of their lives.
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Good Schools Guide

“Stuck unapologetically to revered, old-fashioned values of encouraging independence of thought, creative thinking, collective spirit, spine and responsibility.”
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Muddy Stilettos

"A progressive first-name-only Quaker school with 65 acres in the centre of Reading, with impressive results in STEM and creative subjects."
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Independent Schools Association

“Personal development remains at the heart of the school’s ethos as reflection is built into different parts of the day, allowing young people proper opportunity to contemplate progress against their individual targets."
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